Entries by Matt McDonald

Israel Folau settles legal dispute with Rugby Australia over sacking

Sacked Wallabies star Israel Folau has reached a settlement with Rugby Australia and NSW Rugby after his contract was torn up over a religious post on social media. But the details of the settlement, including what compensation Folau is getting, are being kept secret. He had been seeking up to $14 million in damages. Folau […]

Strong winds cause blackout across part of Gold Coast

Energex is working to restore power to almost 1300 homes and businesses in Helensvale. A tree branch has come down onto power lines thanks to strong winds that have been buffeting the Gold Coast. Gusts of 78 km/h have been recorded at the Seaway so far today. Some of the areas in Helensvale that are […]

Storm threat eases but Bureau warns there could be more to come

UPDATE @ 3.30PM: The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms on the Gold Coast has now passed. But the Bureau has advised that a general storm warning remains in place for the southeast with the possibility of more severe storms later today. Fast moving cells swept across the Gold Coast earlier in the day prompting several […]

The big change to ID scanning coming to Gold Coast party precincts

Pub and club patrons will no longer have to get their ID scanned each time they re-enter a venue in Safe Night precincts in Queensland including Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. Changes to laws have passed State Parliament today which will allow venues to give patrons a pass-out instead of forcing customers to queue up again. […]